Health Break


Are you working a lot sitting in front of a computer? Doctors tell me all the time to make a short break at least every hour. A good advice, but I'm losing track of time all the time.

My solution is HealthBreak. It monitors activity over time. You can easily configure your break and your maximum work time. If HealthBreak detects no activity for a time period of the break time, it considers it as a break. On the other hand, if Health Break detects a constant activity that exceeds the maximum working time, the screen becomes blurred. Now it's up to you to either take a break or continue and work a few more minutes. If you decide to take a break, Health Break automatically displays your screen after the configured pause time. The pause is an excellent time for some body exercises.


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  • Stay healthy by monitoring your consequent working time.
  • Get a break reminder after long work periods.
  • Configure your break and work time.

What's New

Version 1.3:
  • [CHN] new app icon.
Version 1.2:
  • [ADD] German localization.
Version 1.1:
  • [ADD] Continue working for n-minutes selection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Health Break launch at login?
Yes! You can enable Health Break to launch at login by clicking on the status bar item and select "Launch at login".
Does Health Break respect my privacy?
Of course! Health Break only tracks whether or not an activity occurred. It does not care for which button or key it was. Health Break never stores nor tracks such a kind of information.
Why does launch at login not work?
Please ensure that Health Break is installed under /Applications. Otherwise, the launch at login features does not work.
Can I try before I buy?
Yes! There is a special trail version to help you decide whether Health Break does what you need.
macOS claims that the trail version is damaged, what can I do?
This is Gatekeeper macOS's system protector. All my trail apps are signed with an identifier developer signature. However, you need to allow such apps in your security preferences. See Apple's support document: HT202491.
I need troubleshooting or have an enhancement request, what to do?
Great, I'm always interested in feedback. In Health Break use the Feedback / Issue reporting item in the menu or supply your request here. I try to get back to you as soon as possible.
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